Can Best Buy's New Marketplace Poach Amazon's Sales?

Best Buy is taking its best shot at stealing some online market share from with a completely new service meant to challenge the world's largest e-commerce company. Best Buy Marketplace will substantially increase the number of products available at the Best Buy website.

Confidential Memo: Walmart Sales in Trouble

A confidential memo obtained by Bloomberg reveals some big concerns at Walmart -- its U.S. sales, particularly at stores open at least a year, are in big trouble. It's the latest in a long list of bad news for the domestic chain and will certainly put more pressure on CEO Mike Duke.

Week in Preview: Retail Earnings in the Spotlight

Many of America's best-known retailers, including Walmart, Home Depot and JCPenney, will be stepping into the earnings spotlight this week. Their reports come on the heels of disappointing January retail sales numbers from the Commerce Department.

Repurchase Mania: The Top 10 Buyback Stocks

When IBM raised its stock buyback authorization by $10 billion on Oct. 26, it became the 259th company to announce repurchase plans in October alone. Citi Investment Research says the long-term trend of rising share repurchases has only just begun.

Hope for Holiday Retail Sales

Holiday sales will rise an estimated 2.3% this year, according to forecasts from the National Retail Federation. It may not sound like much, but it will be a victory for retailers if they can enjoy their first decent year since 2007.

Face-Off on Stocks: Dividend-Paying Retail Plays

Retailers posted mixed results for June same-store sales, with some big surprises -- Abercrombie & Fitch -- and some major disappointments -- Target. Take a look at the bull and bear arguments for some retail stock picks.

Business and Labor Are Girding for the 'Check Card' War

Health care could soon be yesterday's battle. Business groups are now bracing themselves for a new fight in Congress against the growing power of unions. At issue is the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), also known as Card Check, a union-backed proposal that would enable workers to join a union if more than 50% of workers at a facility sign membership cards. A government-mandated arbitrator could enact a contract if the employer and the union don't reach an agreement within 120 days.

All signs point to a jobless recovery

The job situation just refuses to right itself. New jobless claims didn't fall as much as expected last week, and the number of people receiving...

Stocks rebound after Monday's selloff

Never mind that profits at Target (TGT) and Home Depot (HD) fell from a year ago. In Wall Street's expectations game, both companies were winners,...

Target to end Amazon deal

Target (TGT) is taking a very big risk in the hope of improving its online sales capacity. It will build up its own e-commerce site and end its...

Filene's Basement is at death's door

Filene's Basement, the Boston-based discount chain that claims to be the very place where bargains are born, is on its deathbed. Vendors, who have...

Bill Ackman still aiming at Target

Activist investor William Ackman has been trying to get Target (TGT) management to take action to increase its share price, and he has been at if for...